Rochester Workplace Breakfast Briefing Series: Preparing for the Employee Free Choice Act (1/22/09)

December 10, 2008

Breakfast Briefing Series Overview
The legal and practical issues that employers face have become increasingly complex. Employers need to keep abreast of changes and trends in the workplace with respect to certain issues that are frequently problematic in order to avoid or at least minimize negative outcomes. Mindful of this need, we have developed an agenda covering a range of topics designed to assist employers with their risk management efforts.

HRCI Recertification Credit
This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Organized Labor is predicting passage in the first 100 days of the Obama Presidency. This law will radically change the way in which non-union organizations become unionized by:

1. making NLRB secret ballot elections a thing of the past and replacing them with card checks;

2. establishing strict deadlines for bargaining, mediating and conducting interest arbitration (contract terms imposed by a third-party) for the all important first contract; and

3. increasing the NLRBs enforcement power and the penalties assessed on employers.

Briefing Overview: Will provide a summary of the proposed law and changes to the current law and practical suggestions employers may adopt in light of the promised legislation.